Railway Engineering Photography at Hayle Viaduct

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Railway Engineering Photography at Hayle Viaduct

It seems odd now but (many, many) years ago my UCCA form had civil engineering at the top of it, not graphics, photography and certainly not psychology which is what I eventually gained my degree in.

So now, attempting to photograph construction sites in a hard hat, gloves, goggles etc. I think civil engineering would actually have been an interesting career. Yes, I’ve been up above the scaffold photographing the railway engineering at Hayle viaduct in Cornwall.

Recently, I read a news article suggesting that people should “embrace engineering’s creative side.” I like to think that photography, and for that matter design, can play a role in celebrating this, it’s certainly how I approach commissions. People have actually bought engineering shots from me to hang on their house walls, this of course makes me happy.

Project such as these will invariably result in a range of images with a differing uses. Some may be simple records, some will quite possible be shot with a consideration to brochure layout – maybe some open space to overlay text. And then there will ideally be some wow shots.

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By | 2017-07-06T15:58:18+00:00 November 25th, 2014|Construction, Industry, Nikon|0 Comments

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Andrew Butler is a professional photographer and designer based in the South West of England. He has had a long career photographing for clients as diverse as Arts Council England and Motor Cycle News.